Wanted to play with Calendula so I did an infusion of Calendula into olive oil and used the olive in the soap base. This base is a non tallow base and came up a fairly soft paste with a slightly powdery texture. Lathers easily and feels good on the face. Good dose of bentonite and silk so doesn't lack slickness or protection.
Downside is scent profile is not quite right yet, I included a touch of neroli but not being a fan of neroli will reduce the neroli input so it's more subtle in the next version. Will probably boost the bottom end as well whilst trying to keep chamomile prominent in the profile. May even do V2 with no clay.
Ingredients: Stearic, Calendula infused Olive oil, Mango seed butter, Coconut oil, Castor Oil, Shea butter, Bentonite, Tussah silk, Glycerine, KOH, NaOH, Filtered Water (RO), Essential oils, and a touch of yellow mica just for fun.
Essential Oils: Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Neroli, Patchouli, Lavender, Black pepper.